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  • The big switch

    Where would we be without washing machines and microwaves? As Discovery Week approaches, MAXINE GORDON looks at how electricity changed the way we live. read more

  • It's only fair

    Coffee and chocolate are not the only Fairtrade goods you can put in your shopping basket, discovers MAXINE GORDON. read more

  • Surprise in store

    JULIAN COLE is surprised by what he finds tucked away at the back of a York department store. read more

  • Head west

    DAN RUTSTEIN enjoys a romantic weekend in Halifax, of all the unlikely places read more

  • Mahler muddle

    AS a member of the audience at the BBC Philharmonic concert at the University of York on March 2, I was struck by the fact that the advertised work for soprano and orchestra, Mahler's Kindertotenlieder, was not being performed, but another set of songs (Mahler's Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen). read more

  • Many thanks

    I SHOULD like to endorse what Mrs Moll says about the doctors and nurses at the District Hospital (Letters, March 2). I have recently been on the day ward and cannot fault the treatment I received. Thank you Yvonne, Rebecca, Katie and Janet and all who made my visit as comfortable as could be under the circumstances. read more

  • More than a bolt

    DOROTHY Nicholson stated in her letter ('City pools have taken a dive', March 3) that the Barbican pool was closed for repair work for three months due to a couple of roof bolts. read more

  • Well done, Matthew

    I AM a British foreign correspondent and have just retired following 40 odd years in Rome. read more

  • No Bryan, cats are tops

    I DON'T care what Matthew Arnold (1822) and Bryan Marlowe (Feb 27) think about cats, for we 'love 'em'. read more

  • Music in schools is so important

    I WAS interested in Janet Hewison's article on ocarinas at Kingsway Junior School (March 3). I am involved in a project advising schools on a less formal introduction to very young children to the enjoyment of playing musical instruments. This is in the light of Education Secretary David Blunkett's promise to provide funds for music in primary schools. read more

  • Steps of history

    MARTIN LACY offers a second route through York for walkers missing their regular strolls in the countryside thanks to the foot and mouth crisis. read more

  • Blow by blow

    DISAPPOINTED York landlord Shaun Collinge suffered a double blow this week with his beloved Leeds losing to Real Madrid and his beloved pub coming second in an ale competition. read more

  • French connection

    ARE York Wasps on course for another French revolution? read more

  • Castle army marches out

    MORE than a hundred chanting demonstrators marched through the centre of York today in an effort to stop the controversial Coppergate Riverside shopping centre scheme. read more

  • Choke scare on toy

    A LEADING cycle manufacturer is removing drinks bottles from a children's trike after a North Yorkshire toddler almost choked. read more

  • Getting shirty

    YORK City are getting shirty with youngsters from Canon Lee School. read more

  • Driver's stolen car bill anger

    AN ANGRY motorist had to stump up more than £100 to get back her stolen car - after it was found abandoned only 200 yards from her York home. read more

  • Keen on greens

    As the scourge of foot and mouth disease among British livestock continues, now may be a good time to make more use of vegetables and transform the way you cook, eat and entertain, writes Hannah Stephenson. read more

  • Fox flare

    RISING star Peter Fox has the rugby league world at his feet after signing for top Super League club Leeds Rhinos. read more

  • Six years for gun raid on chemist's

    AN armed robber who terrorised staff at his local pharmacy at gunpoint to get prescribed drugs, has been jailed for six years. read more

  • Cruel leg-break is snow-go blow

    Easingwold Cricket Club must begin their defence of the Hunters York and District Senior League without captain Martin Robinson after he suffered a horrific injury in a snowboarding accident. read more

  • Five-year legacy of rail disaster

    TRAIN services up and down the East Coast Main Line could be hit for up to five years following the Hatfield and Great Heck crashes, the Evening Press has learned. read more

  • White Rose success for Wild York gymnasts

    PRECIOUS metals to the power of 13 were seized by the York City Gymnastic Foundation. read more

  • Coroner's pledge on inquests

    INQUESTS on the 10 Selby rail disaster victims have opened with the promise to investigate all the facts "fully, thoroughly and fearlessly". read more

  • School set to realise hoop dream

    HOOPS of delight are rebounding around Huntington School after it was earmarked for elevation by English basketball bosses. read more

  • Webster back on track

    EASINGWOLD'S record-breaking sidecar world champion Steve Webster is back on the glory trail tomorrow when his 2001 season gets underway at Valencia in Spain. read more

  • Batman Mark on hit mission

    A NEW man at the helm is working hard to make table tennis a hit with youngsters in North Yorkshire. read more

  • Crisis halts park concert

    THE foot and mouth outbreak has forced the cancellation of a concert by the York Minster Choir at Duncombe Park, near Helmsley. read more

  • Brave mum, 39, loses cancer fight

    A COURAGEOUS former York mother has lost her 15-year battle against breast cancer. read more

  • Claws out for City match

    YORKIE the lion was sharpening his claws today ready to do battle in the mascots stakes with Sammy the Stag as his side, York City, took on Mansfield this afternoon. read more

  • Fishy work

    IT should come as no surprise that Pisceans love seafood. Those born under this fishy star sign will devour anything from exotic oysters to plain salmon. Their favourite flavours are saffron and garlic, for savoury dishes, and nutmeg and vanilla for sweet ones. read more

  • The peacock has landed

    The last remaining peacock in York's Museum Gardens, which was thought to have flown the nest, appears to have come home to roost. read more

  • Joe paints a son of a gun

    IT never occurred to me to think of Jesus Christ as a cowboy. But then I'm not an artist, although that word has been used as suffix in a certain expression of a derogation. read more

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